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An Update On Will Smith’s First Film After Oscars Slapgate

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Will Smith in Emancipation. (courtesy: YouTube)

Los Angeles:

Less than a 12 months after Will Smith shocked hundreds of thousands all over the world by slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars, his new movie Emancipation will likely be launched this December, Apple stated Monday. The slavery drama was broadly assumed to have been delayed within the wake of Smith’s assault on comic Rock, which drew widespread condemnation and resulted in Will Smith being banned from attending the Academy Awards ceremony for 10 years.

But Apple made the shock announcement that the contaminated star’s newest film will hit theaters December 2, and start streaming on Apple TV+ per week later.

The timing means Apple will have the ability to submit Emancipation to compete on the Oscars subsequent March, only a 12 months after it made historical past as the primary streamer to win the Oscar for finest image with CODA.

Smith has saved a comparatively low profile since that evening on the Academy Awards, when he received finest actor for his efficiency in King Richard simply minutes after he had marched on stage and hit Rock for making a joke about his spouse.

The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star made a public apology shortly after the incident, and launched an emotional social media video concerning the second in July, providing to fulfill with Rock “whenever you’re ready to talk.”

The 54-year-old additionally resigned his membership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – though the group didn’t revoke his finest actor award, and his decade-long ban from attending the ceremony doesn’t stop him being nominated for Oscars.

Smith this weekend attended an advance screening of Emancipation hosted with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) within the US capital Washington.

The film stars Smith as a fugitive from slavery on a harrowing journey north from Louisiana in search of freedom.

His character Peter is impressed by the notorious {photograph} of a slave whose again was mutilated by lashes acquired on a plantation, and who was dubbed Whipped Peter.

The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose 2001 police drama Training Day earned a finest actor Oscar for Denzel Washington.

Emancipation was initially resulting from be filmed in Georgia, however manufacturing was moved final 12 months after the southern US state accepted a voting rights regulation that critics say is meant to depress turnout in Black and different underrepresented communities.

(Except for the headline, this story has been edited by Newswitter workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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